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Grand Canyon

Tim Wolcott / Steve Friedman


October 27th- November 3rd, 2017

Cost: €5,100 / $5,800 USD


One of the most beautiful of the 7 natural wonders

The Grand Canyon is nearly impossible to describe and equally difficult to give proper justice to in a photo. This mile deep, 277 mile long hiking paradise which has been carved out over millions of years by the Colorado river, presents photographers with an opportunity to tell their story in a unique way. When you join us on this journey, you are sure to capture images that only time itself could create.

We will begin in Sedona Arizona were visitors are often awestruck by the endless vistas of red rocks and natural beauty. This gem of the southwest provides ample opportunities for larger than life photos, especially when beautiful light cascades off the towering rock walls. A special mixture of natural beauty, cowboy culture and spirituality makes Sedona an exquisite place to visit.

Leaving Sedona, we will head over to Zion National Park. With towering cliffs, graceful slot canyons and winding rivers, Zion is a paradise for lovers of natural beauty. There’s no shortage of vistas and picturesque scenes around every corner. While you take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon from lookouts above the rim, in Zion the experience changes as you stand on the valley floor surrounded by giant slick rock canyon walls. Join us and see what the best of the southwest has to offer.


Workshop Information

Talented Instructors

Tim Wolcott and Steve Friedman will join us on this PODAS, guiding us with their extensive knowledge of the area and directing us on how to get that iconic image.

What's Included?

Like all PODAS workshops our trip to the Southwest is all-inclusive. There’s no need to worry about opening your wallet once you arrive, as the workshop fee covers meals, lodging and transportation. Each attendee will be provided their own Phase One XF camera system to use during the workshop and will be provided access to our complete line of lenses, accessories and first hand technical knowledge.

This PODAS is designed to as inspiring as it is adventurous, while remaining relaxed and informal. Though we’ll be spending much of our time in the field to make use of the morning and evening light, there will be inspirational presentations from our instructors, educational camera and Capture One tutorials from Phase One staff as well as a bit of downtime in the middle of the day to allow you to enjoy the tranquility that the high desert of the southwest has to offer. We will cover many advanced techniques of the XF Camera System as they pertain to Landscape and Portrait photography.

This workshop emphasizes the proper use of the XF Camera System and the techniques to ensure consistent success... with a bit of room to enjoy a drink under the vast blue desert sky. Our PODAS group will be limited to 15 participants to ensure our 3 instructors and 2 staff can provide ample attention to all.

As is standard in PODAS, you’ll receive a complimentary camera bag, Capture One Pro Software License key when you arrive at the workshop and two large format professional prints, delivered to your door shortly after the workshop.


The cost of this trip is U.S. $5800 per person. PODAS will cover all expenses once you arrive in Sedona Arizona. The only expense that is not covered by PODAS is alcohol and additional room charges during your stay.

Phase One will provide all lodging, meals and transportation with the group until you return to the airport at the end of the workshop.

What You Need

We do ask that you bring a tripod that can support a Phase One XF Camera System, a laptop that meets the system requirements for Capture One Pro and CF cards. As this workshop is in the high desert, temperature fluctuations are a given. Some of our locations may require walking short distances. It is recommended you bring light but warm outer wear as well as appropriate sturdy footwear for the rugged desert environment. The key here will be layers, so plan on cooler mornings and evenings with warm midday temperatures.  Aside from these, you only need to bring your passion for photography.  

If you have any questions please just drop us an email.

More Information

The workshop will begin from the Sedona Arizona.  Flights can be booked into Phoenix or Flagstaff AZ. Shuttles can be booked from either airport,

Arrivals should be scheduled for no later than 3pm on October 27th, in Sedona. Our workshop will end in Las Vegas Nevada.  You can book your flight out of Las Vegas the evening of Nov 3rd. If you decide to spend the night in Las Vegas we can certainly gather for one last farewell dinner. We’ll be traveling via private transport with a dedicated driver to most locations and will be sure to provide ample room in the vehicle for comfort.  Dietary restrictions can be satisfied and any travel assistance you may need is just an email away. 

The workshop is extensive and the offerings are numerous, If you have any questions about this PODAS please don’t hesitate to contact us at


  • Where: Southwest US: Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
  • When: October 27th – November 3rd, 2017
  • Who: Tim WolcottSteve Friedman, and Phase One
  • Airports: Arrival- Flagstaff (FLG) or Phoenix (PHX), Departure- Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Hotels: Best Western Plus Desert Inn Sedona, Maswik Lodge Grand Canyon, Hampton Inn Springdale, Zion
  • Weather: 02°C-24°C (36°F-75°F) Rain is a possibility
  • Cost: €5100/$5800 via PayPal, Wire Transfer or Credit Card

Workshop Schedule

We will begin our workshop in Sedona Arizona the afternoon of the 27th. Please arrive no later than 3pm. That evening we will have and introductory meeting so that you can meet the crew, grab a camera and get oriented for the trip. Sunset will be our first shoot outside of Sedona. A welcome dinner that night then have time to prep for our sunrise shoot the next morning.

Each day we will have at least one educational lesson both on location or in the classroom at our hotel. These will include lessons in Capture One Pro software, the XF Camera system, proper photographic technique, advanced tool use and of course several inspirational presentations by Tim Wolcott and Steve Friedman. We will also have time to edit images, practice editing techniques and perhaps evaluate some images captured during the workshop.

After a sunrise shoot on day two, we will head back to the hotel for breakfast then some training time with Capture One Pro. A jeep excursion will take us to some great locations and we will end our day with dinner.

The next morning will be another amazing sunrise shoot. We will then depart for Grand Canyon National Park. We will arrive in time to have lunch at the south rim, get settled into the hotel then head out for a sunset shoot on the rim. We will explore all the Grand Canyon has to offer for the next day under the expert guidance of Tim and Steve.

Our next location will be Zion National Park. Once we arrive we settle into our hotel then pick up the needed gear for the narrows the following morning. Sunset in Zion will start us off in this amazing and unique park. 

An early start will take us out to the Narrows for a full day of shooting at off the beaten path locations. We will return to the hotel late in the evening, so bring your adventure boots! After a well deserved early evening, we will head out the next day for sunrise. Once back at the hotel we will get a chance to work on our images and review what we have captured so far.

One final sunrise shoot will start our final day together. Post breakfast we will head down to Las Vegas for the end of our trip. From here you can book an evening flight out. If you decide to stay on in Las Vegas for a show, let us know. We would be happy to have one final farewell dinner!